On Trayvon Martin’s 19th birthday, George Zimmerman looking for celebrity boxing match

On Trayvon Martin’s 19th birthday, George Zimmerman looking for celebrity boxing match

Today would have been Trayvon Martin’s 19th birthday.

George Zimmerman could be contemplating the life that he ended.  But instead, he’s lining up offers to take part in a “charity” boxing match.  He’s taking offers from anyone who will step in the ring.

It appears rapper DMX wants the chance to do some damage to Mr. Zimmerman.

From the Washington Post:

In one corner, you have an attention-starved former neighborhood watch volunteer who was made out to be a weakling during his second-degree murder trial. Remember how his former boxing coach testified that he “never got off shadow boxing, hitting the heavy bag and learning how to punch.” Zimmerman now claims boxing as a serious avocation long before what he called “the incident.”

In the other corner, you have a rapper who told TMZ that “I am going to beat the living f— out him. . . . I am breaking every rule in boxing to make sure I f— him right up.” DMX’s long rap sheet of arrests and his fearsome look might make folks think that Zimmerman has signed his own death certificate by agreeing to fight him. Although, with so many charges for drug possession and being under the influence, is the 43-year-old in any kind of shape to take on the 30-year-old boxing enthusiast? Maybe that’s why he promises to break every rule in boxing.

I imagine if this happens, this will only be the first of several “reality show” opportunities  Zimmerman intends to take in order to hold on to some kind of “celebrity.”

Domenick Nati, publicist for DMX, says nothing has been signed yet in terms of committing to a boxing match with Zimmerman. Time will tell.

You do have to imagine though – how must Trayon Martin’s parents feel watching this media circus continue?

Read all of Jonathan Capehart’s article at Washington Post.